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Thorneyburn, Northumberland

Historical Description

Thorneyburn, a township and parish in Northumberland, with a station on the North British railway, 2¼ miles from Tarset, and 5¼ NW by W of Bellingham. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bellingham (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2944 of land and 34 of water; population, 116; of ecclesiastical parish, 216. The Duke of Northumberland is lord of the manor. Much of the land is moorish waste. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; gross value, £204 with residence. Patron, Greenwich Hospital. The church is in the Gothic style and was restored in 1885; it consists of chancel, nave, and embattled western tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Poor Law unionBellingham 

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Land and Property

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